Today's News

  • Eon announces retirement from Edward Jones

    George Eon, a financial advisor in the Campbellsville office of the financial services firm Edward Jones, recently announced his retirement after 22 years with the firm.

    Eon's retirement became effective Dec. 31. Shayne Parrish will replace him.

    "When I joined this firm 22 years ago, I knew I was making the right decision," Eon said. "Now, I can say that I truly enjoyed working with people of this community to serve their financial needs. I wish the best to Shayne as he continues the tradition of top-notch service to our clients."

  • The Top 10 of 2009

    It was a year that saw plenty of milestones for Taylor Countians, from our participation in the inauguration of President Barack Obama to the hiring of two new superintendents. There was also plenty of heartache with the murder of a Campbellsville man who served as a Lebanon Police officer and the death of Campbellsville University's football patriarch.

    As we welcome 2010, the Central Kentucky News-Journal is looking back at the 10 stories that shaped and shook Taylor County in 2009. Here they are, in chronological order.

    History in the making

  • The Road to State

    She said she's excited, but also a bit anxious.

    "Excited for what's yet to come," she said.

    MeLeigha Pollock will represent Taylor County at this year's Kentucky Junior Miss program in Lexington.

    She said last week that she feels ready for the competition, even though she's had some back problems. Pollock has three bulging disks in her back and was ordered to rest by a doctor.

    But she said she's staying positive to help her push through the pain.

  • Campbellsville woman arrested after fleeing scene of crash

    A Campbellsville woman was arrested and another injured as the result of a two-vehicle crash on Dec. 23.

    According to a Campbellsville Police report, at about 3:45 p.m., Carrie L. Rowe, 67, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu east on Martin Luther King Boulevard when she crossed the centerline and struck a 1998 Chevrolet S10 driven be Shawna Spurling, 37.

    Spurling left the scene in her vehicle, but was found a few minutes later on foot on Purcell Court. She was arrested on an outstanding probation violation warrant and a charge of leaving the scene of an accident.

  • Marrs is 'Firefighter of the Year'

    Steve Marrs' career as a firefighter began as a tag along.

    "One of my friends was a firefighter. I went along with him on a run back in the early part of 1996," Marrs said. "Upon watching what was going on, I was hooked. I couldn't see myself doing anything else."

    Marrs joined the firefighters that year and hasn't looked back.

  • Choose your heroes wisely

    "I am not a role model."

    -Charles Barkley, former NBA star in a 1990s Nike campaign

    "Hero" is a word that gets tossed around these days like a ball being thrown during a game. In fact, it is more often than not used in reference to someone who does throw or hit a ball, and in my opinion, it's misused more often than most of us realize.

  • Stroke symptoms should be treated quickly

    I was at my grandmother's recently for my weekly visit when something strange happened. We were talking about how silly one of my dogs was acting, and I noticed Mamaw was having trouble saying the dog's name. It's Bree - not very difficult - so I knew something was wrong. I looked up at Mamaw and saw that the right side of her face was drooping. Her mouth formed a half frown and didn't move on that side when she tried to speak.

  • Getting early start on wishes for 2010

    At this time of year, I am beginning to think about the possibilities of all the exciting things that can happen in 2010.

    By the way, is that pronounced "twenty-ten" or "two thousand and ten?" A question for the ages.

    I know that anything is possible and I hope that many good things begin to take shape, especially with the economy and job situation.

    Here's some things that I would like to see come to pass in 2010:

  • Campbellsville man charged with burglary

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with burglarizing another man's home.

    Ben Harrison, 20, of 13 Linda Lane was arrested last Monday at 6:45 p.m.

    According to Harrison's arrest warrant, he is accused of entering a man's home on Nov. 13 and stealing two cameras, two iPods and several gold and diamond rings. The items, the warrant states, are estimated to be valued at about $4,860.

    Harrison was charged with second-degree burglary.

  • The "Polar Plunge"

    John "Bam" Carney said he, his brother Mark and their friend Chad Shively are men of their word. Carney, during a Toys for Tots radio auction last month, made an on-air promise that the three would take the "polar plunge" at City Lake if the community would raise $1,500 more. He said he wasn't surprised that the community came through.

    "We met the goal and being men of our word ..." Carney said. "It's for the kids. Anytime you can have a little fun ... We take life too seriously."